Air New Zealand maintenance workers lift pre Xmas strike notices as agreement is reached

    Air New Zealand announced (12-Dec-2018) it reached an agreement with aircraft maintenance and logistics workers, which includes lifting of strike notices previously planned for 21/22/23-Dec-2018, pending union member ratification. Air New Zealand chief ground operations officer Carrie Hurihanganui said details of the agreement are currently unable to be discussed pending ratification, however acknowledged “the good faith in which the negotiations had been conducted in helping achieve this outcome for travellers”. Negotiations lasted three days.